Terms and Conditions


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This website offers entry to the Auckland Half Triathlon, Aqua Bike National Championships  & Multi Sports events.

Terms & Conditions of Entry

This is an important document that should be read carefully and understood fully as it will affect your legal rights.  It is a condition of your entry to and participation in the Auckland Half Triathlon, Aqua Bike & Multi Sports Event (AHTABMS) which includes five individual events that you read and accept this document.  By entering the AHTABMS you are deemed to acknowledge and agree as follows:

I ACKNOWLEDGE that:
(a) Participation in the AHTABMS is a test of a person’s physical and mental limits and carries the potential for death, serious personal injury, and property loss.
(b) I am physically fit and have no pre-existing medical conditions, and have sufficiently trained to participate in the AHTABMS and have not been advised against participation in the AHTABMS by a qualified health professional.

In consideration of being permitted to participate in the AHTABMS:
(a) I ACKNOWLEDGE that there may be people, animals, vehicles, objects or materials on or around the course route, which may constitute hazards. I assume all the risks associated with participating in the AHTABMS. This includes but is not limited to falls, collisions, contact or crashes with other participants, Event officials, volunteers, spectators, course markers or other obstacles or hazards; the effects of weather including rain, heat or humidity; defects in my personal equipment or equipment provided by Event Organisers; the conditions of the course; hazards that may be posed by the presence of spectators or people involved in the or contributing to the conduct of or organisation of the AHTABMS. All these risks are known to and appreciated by me and I accept them of my own free will.
(b) I FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE the risk that the Event Organisers or individuals participating in controlling, officiating or involved in or contributing to the conduct of or organising or watching the AHTABMS may act negligently which may result in harm or injury to my property or me. These risks are also known and appreciated by me and I accept them of my own free will.
(c) I CONSENT to the provision to me of first aid, emergency or other medical treatment including physiotherapy and massage for the purposes of treating or relieving injuries or physical harm that I may suffer as a consequence of participation in the AHTABMS. I authorize licensed medical practitioners, hospital or other medical or health care facilities to perform all medical procedures, which they may consider medically advisable to attempt to treat or relieve such injuries, including but not limited to the administration of anaesthesia and provision of blood transfusions. I realise and appreciate there is a possibility of complication and unforeseen consequences in any medical treatment which I may receive and I assume that risk. I acknowledge that no warranty is made as to the results of any medical treatment.
(d) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE the Event Organisers and any medical staff or volunteers and any individuals participating in, controlling, officiating, involved in or contributing owners of the properties traversed by the AHTABMS, to the conduct or organising or watching the AHTABMS from any and all claims, losses or liabilities for death, personal injury, partial or permanent disability, property damage, medical or hospital bills, theft or damage or any kind, including economic loss, which may however exist or arise in the future arise out of or relate to my participation in or my travelling to and from the AHTABMS, or arising out of the risks I have assumed in participating in the AHTABMS as set out above whether or not caused by negligence of any person.
(e) I AGREE not to sue or claim against any such persons for any of the claims, losses or liabilities that I have waived, released or discharged in this document.
(f) I INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the Event Organisers from any and all claims made by me or liabilities assessed against any of them as a result of:
  • (i) my actions or inaction;
  • (ii) the actions, inaction or negligence of others including the Event Organisers;
  • (iii) the conditions of the facilities, equipment or areas where the AHTMS or other associated activities are being conducted;
  • (iv) implementation of the AHTABMS Event Rules; or (v) any other cause arising from an occurrence related to the AHTABMS; and
(g) By signing this document, I bind myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns and any other person who may claim or sue on my behalf.
(h) I AGREE to abide by the Event Rules, and I acknowledge that my entry to the AHTABMS may be revoked or suspended for violation of the Event Rules.
(i) I ACKNOWLEDGE the refund and withdraw policy.
(j) I ACKNOWLEDGE that any photos and or video footage taken of me at the AHTABMS is the property of the Event Organisers and can be used by them for whatever purposes they wish without prior consent from me.

I ACKNOWLEDGE that only the courts of New Zealand shall have jurisdiction to entertain any complaint, demand, claim or cause of action whether based upon alleged breach of contract or alleged negligence arising from the treatment I may receive. I hereby agree that if I commence any legal proceedings, I will commence such legal proceedings in New Zealand and only in New Zealand and I hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Zealand.

For the purposes of this document, “Event Organisers” means Podium Events, Event officials, medical staff and volunteers, and all officers, directors, servants, employees, contractors, representatives and agents of any of these entities.

I CONFIRM THAT:
(a) I will on race day be eighteen (18) years of age of older (if under 18 please gain parents signature); and
(b) I have agreed to enter into the AHTABMS on the basis of the conditions of this waiver of my own free will.

Aqua Bike National Championships Prizes
Overall Male and Female winner of the Aqua Bike event are entitled to a Prize of a return air fare to Vancouver in conjunction with their own entry to the the Aqua Bike World Champioships in Penticton in August 2017

All Podium placers who will attend the Aqua Bike World Championships in Penticton, Canada in 2017 to represent New Zealand are entitled to up to Seven nights accomodation courtesy of the Aqau Bike event.  

How to claim the Prize: 
The Prizes are awarded at offical Prize giving (see Info on website) The recipient must register for each eligble Prize; verbally with the Tri NZ Team Manager who will be present.  Further instruction  how to book will be e-mailed from the Team Manager.

I CONFIRM AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT:
(a) The Prizes on offer for the Aqua Bike are subject to Triahtlon NZ Rules and Aqua BikeTeam selection Policy being adhered to.
(b) To receive the Prize I must be at the offical Prize giving.
(c) The Prizes on offer are for racing at the Aqua Bike World Championships only and are non-transferable to other races.   Athletes can race in other events in Penticton but must enter and participate in the Aqua Bike event.
(d) Recipient's official commitment is only confirmed once payment of The Team Admin Fee is recieved by Tri NZ accompanied by written communication to the Team Manager. 
(e) I acknowledge that all decisions by Event organisers (Podium Events) and Tri NZ are final.

Refund Policy

If in the unfortunate circumstances a participant must withdraw from the event – NO REFUNDS will be allocated – only race entry transfers to another event or race entry transfer to another participant will be permitted.
Should you need to withdraw and / or transfer your race entry – please notify the Event Organiser in writing as soon as possible.


Customer Service Contact Details

Address: Podium Events, 64 Bromfields Road, Whitford 2571, New Zealand.
Email: podiumevents@hotmail.com

Transaction Currency

All prices are in New Zealand dollars.

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